Using this BTU requirement for each gallon of water you can figure out how many BTUs would be required to boil your pot of water in one hour. For example a 62 quart pot (15.5 gallons) (full of water) would require 15.5 X 1,178.6 BTUs = 18,268.3 BTUs to bring the pot to a boil in one hour, assuming 100% efficiency.

## How many BTU does it take to boil 1 gallon of water?

A British Thermal Unit (BTU) is a measurement of heat energy. One BTU is the amount of heat energy required to raise one pound of water by 1ºF. Water weighs 8.33 pounds per gallon so we can calculate that one gallon of water requires 8.33 BTU to raise the temperature 1ºF.

## How many BTU does it take to boil 10 gallons?

Wrapping some alum foil around the base of the pot to trap heat might work. A burner really is the way to go for full boils. I have the bayou classic sp10 burner (185,000 btu), and it can boil 10 gal quickly and easily.

## How many BTUs Do I need to boil 5 gallons of water?

There are 8.35*5=41.75 lbs in 5 gallons. To take water from 75 to 212 therefore requires: (212-75)*41.75=5720 BTU.

## How many BTUs does it take to boil a cup of water?

You have all heard of the BTU of heat energy (British Thermal Unit), it takes one BTU to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. So if the water in the pan on the stove is put in at 32°F, it will then require 180 BTU’s to bring the water to boiling temperature, or 212°F.

## How do I calculate BTU of water?

Subtract the supply water temperature from the return water temperature to find the system temperature change. To find the system delivered BTU, multiply the BTU multiplier of 500 x the estimated Pump GPM x the System Temperature Change. Example: Say you calculate the pump pressure at 5.4 feet of head.

## How long does it take to boil 3 gallons of water?

On a 15,000 BTU burner, with water starting at 50°F it would take 12-15 minutes for 6 quarts (1.5 gallons) of water to boil. And 20-25 minutes to bring 12 quarts (3 gallons) of waters to a boil.

## Is 15000 Btu enough for wok?

Your stove wok burner produces about 12–15K BTU. … So, a small commercial unit produces 7 to 9 times more heat than your stove. This is what commercial wok cooking is done with.

## How many BTU do you need to sear a steak?

If I remember correctly, a BTU rating of 80 to 100 per square inch should suffice.

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The three things that stuck out the most with regard to btus were:

- Ability to properly sear a steak.
- Time taken to boil water.
- Ability to properly stir fry.

## How many BTUs are in a gallon of gasoline?

For example, conventional gasoline has an energy content of 116,090 Btus per gallon, while propane has an energy content of 84,250 Btus per gallon. As such, 1.38 gallons of propane has the same amount of energy as one gallon of conventional gasoline.

## How many BTUs do I need for cooking?

For most users, one power burner (12,000 BTUs or higher) is more than adequate—especially when paired with two medium-strength burners and one low burner for simmering. If you do a lot of cooking that requires quick high heat, such as stir-frying or searing, you may want to push the power up.

## How long does it take to boil water on electric stove?

Here’s a breakdown of the results. It took a little over 4 minutes to boil water on an induction cooktop. That was three minutes faster than on an electric coil (about 7 minutes), and four full minutes faster than on the gas range (about 8 minutes).

## What happened to the water as it boils?

When water is boiled, the heat energy is transferred to the molecules of water, which begin to move more quickly. Eventually, the molecules have too much energy to stay connected as a liquid. When this occurs, they form gaseous molecules of water vapor, which float to the surface as bubbles and travel into the air.

## How long does it take to boil 8 cups of water?

It takes five to 10 minutes to boil 6 to 8 cups of water.

## How long should I microwave water to boil?

If you’re boiling water in the microwave, it must stay at a rolling boil for three minutes.